March 2020 – IK Lutheran

Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble oneself? Is it to bow down the head
like a bulrush, and to lie in sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day
acceptable to the Lord? Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of
injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break
every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless
poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide
yourself from your own kin? –God [Isaiah 58:5-7] The question of the season: What will you give up for Lent this year? Why? The prophet Isaiah
appears to have something to say about how we answer those questions!…

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